Olympic sprinter races horse… loses (Video)

275x250.jpg An Olympic sprinter who can run 100m in a speedy 10 seconds has competed in a weird 'Man v Horse' race -- and comprehensively lost.

Jamie Baulch - who won a silver medal at the 1996 Olympics - took on Peopleton Brook in the odd £10,000 race at Kempton Park last night.

Despite taking an early lead over the 16 hands thoroughbred, Baulch - who hasn't run competitively in years - was easily passed with 40m to go and ended up well behind.

Peopleton Brook finished in 10.06 seconds and immediately started talking about wanting a race against Usain Bolt -- well we think he would have done if he could speak.
275x250.jpg Commenting on his loss the 37-year-old former Team GB athlete, said: “The horse was unbelievable but the sounds of the hooves behind me definitely spurred me on.  

"The race was an amazing experience and there was a great atmosphere to the entire evening.  I am pretty exhausted but I just want to do it again now!”

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